MC9288 SOFTWARE AGENTS Syllabus for 5th Sem MCA - Fifth semester - Regulation 2009 - Anna University


MC9288 SOFTWARE AGENTS Syllabus for 5th Sem MCA - Fifth semester - Regulation 2009 - Anna University

MC9288                                 SOFTWARE AGENTS                                              LT P C
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UNIT I             AGENTS OVERVIEW                                                                            9
Agent Definition Agent Programming Paradigms Agent Vs Object Aglet   Mobile
Agents Agent Frameworks Agent Reasoning.

UNIT II            JAVA AGENTS                                                                                         9
Processes – Threads – Daemons Components – Java Beans ActiveX Sockets – RPCs Distributed Computing – Aglets Programming Jini Architecture – Actors and Agents Typed and proactive messages.

UNIT III           MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS                                                                         9
Interaction between agents Reactive Agents Cognitive Agents Interaction protocols
Agent coordination Agent negotiation Agent Cooperation Agent Organization Self-Interested agents in Electronic Commerce Applications.

UNIT IV
INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE AGENTS
9
Interface
Agents     –    Agent    Communication    Languages
Agent
Knowledge
Representation   Agent  Adaptability   Belief  Desire  Intension   Mobile  Agent
Applications.

UNIT V           AGENTS AND SECURITY                                                                        9
Agent Security Issues Mobile Agents Security – Protecting Agents against Malicious Hosts Untrusted Agent Black Box Security Authentication for agents Security issues for Aglets.
TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

REFERENCES:
1.  Bigus & Bigus, " Constructing Intelligent agents with Java ", Wiley, 1997.
2.  Bradshaw, " Software Agents ", MIT Press, 2000.
3.  Russel, Norvig, "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach", Second Edition, Pearson
Education, 2003.
4.  Richard Murch, Tony Johnson, "Intelligent Software Agents", Prentice Hall, 2000.
5.  Gerhard Weiss, Multi Agent Systems A Modern Approach to Distributed Artificial
Intelligence, MIT Press, 2000.

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